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White spot like canker sore under tongue. Painful to talk, swallow, eat. Has been sore for 3 days now. What is it? Treatment?

White spot like canker sore under tongue. Painful to talk, swallow, eat. Has been sore for 3 days now. What is it? Treatment?

Oral Discomfort: It appears as though you may be suffering from dehydration related to your "intestinal issues". This may stress your body enough that you develop canker sores or oral lesions that resemble them. However, "sores" under the tongue should be examined thoroughly by a dentist, oral surgeon or oral pathologist to eliminate the possibility of a potentially more serious condition. ...Read more

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Have minor canker sore under tongue, now I have a sore throat that hurts?

Have minor canker sore under tongue, now I have a sore throat that hurts?

Might throat sore: If you are prone to recurrent canker sores (recurrent aphthous stomatitis) they can also occur in the throat. Also recurrent aphthous can occur during times of stress such as getting a routine viral sore throat. Aphthous ulcers can be effectively treated with dental lasers. Http://www. Laserdentistbaltimore. Com/mouth-ulcer-and-cold-sore-laser-treat ...Read more

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How to take care of a canker sore under my tongue?

How to take care of a canker sore under my tongue?

Time & Ointments: Canker sores are caused for unkown reasons and cold sores are caused from a viral infection. Both can look the same, but size and location can distinguish them. In a healthy individual, they usually go away in 10-14 days. You can go to a drugstore and check for different ointments that may help with the sensitivity. Salt water rinses 5-6x/day may help some too. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a canker sore under my tongue and its hurting bad more each day, please tell me what can I do to ease the pain/promote healing?

I have what seems to be a canker sore under my tongue and its hurting bad more each day, please tell me what can I do to ease the pain/promote healing?

See a dentist: Canker sores appear in the mouth area (tongue, gums, lip) and are small, shallow ulcers that make talking and eating uncomfortable they are gray in color and have a distinct edge. The sores will usually heal within 10 to 14 days, without treatment. There are special rinses that contain anesthetic solutions that can help with the pain. Avoid spicy and acidic food. Avoid trauma to the area soft diet. ...Read more

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Is it safe to order silver nitrate sticks online and apply it to a canker sore under my tongue without going to the dentist?

Is it safe to order silver nitrate sticks online and apply it to a canker sore under my tongue without going to the dentist?

Not good idea: I suppose you could do that, but I would not advise it. Silver nitrate sticks work well for active bleeding, but likely would not do much more that make this sore hurt more and possibly delay healing. Better to rinse with salt water. You can apply orajel to the area for comfort while eating if needed. Dry with cotton tip and apply. Anything stronger and you risk increased irritation. ...Read more

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I have swollen gums (bleeding), sore throat, canker sore under my tongue, in gums (group of multiple sores), in my cheeks and also in my lips.

2 separate problems: 1. Bleeding gums can be a sign that you already have, gum disease and need to see a dentist. 2. Canker sore, nothing cures canker sores or prevents recurrence. However, many over the counter antiseptic and pain-relief medications can ameliorate pain, prevent infection and promote healing. ...Read more

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What is a canker sore on tongue and what does it look like?

What is a canker sore on tongue and what does it look like?

Try this: There are several over the counter medications developed to control canker sores. For those who prefer not to medicate you may try hene laser. The spot should be on the lesion for 30 seconds and cover the adjacent tissue. For more info: http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores there is also a link to photos. ...Read more

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What can I put on a canker sore on my tongue?

What can I put on a canker sore on my tongue?

Try: Try Orabase or Orajel. Make sure it's the variety that contains Benzocaine. Dab onto sore spot with a Q-tip. If lesion is not gone in 7-10 days call your Dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips for a stubborn canker sore underneath the tongue?

Can you suggest tips for a stubborn canker sore underneath the tongue?

Alternative:Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. Http://tinyurl. Com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. Http://tinyurl. Com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a horrible canker sore on the tip of my tongue! Help?

What to do if I have a horrible canker sore on the tip of my tongue! Help?

See your dentist: A dentist can help you with the pain and can help speed healing time if. It is a canker sore. A visual exam will confirm the problem and get you on your way to feeling better. ...Read more

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I have a white sore under my tongue. It looks like a canker sore but doesn't hurt?

I have a white sore under my tongue. It looks like a canker sore but doesn't hurt?

Biopsy: A lesion like this cannot be identified without observation and a biopsy which is a small sample of the lesion. It can usually be done with local anesthesia. Due to the location of the lesion you must take this very seriously and have it checked. If your dentist does not do that procedure see an oral surgeon. DO NOT DELAY. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a horrible canker sore on the tip of my tongue! Help?

What do you recommend if I have a horrible canker sore on the tip of my tongue! Help?

See a dentist: Are you sure it is a canker sore? How long has it been present? Need to have it checked to rule out
pathology. ...Read more

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I have this white thing on the tip of my tougue it looks like a canker sore but its on my tongue?

I have this white thing on the tip of my tougue it looks like a canker sore but its on my tongue?

Please see expert: If there is a growth or spot on the tongue, it definitely needs to be seen by an expert in dentistry or ent. It might need to be treated. Sadly cancer can occur there so the sooner it is seen, the sooner a diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a canker sore on my tongue and I was wondering the best way to treat it?

What to do if I have had a canker sore on my tongue and I was wondering the best way to treat it?

Difficult: Treating of lesions on tongue is difficult because it is hard to get medications to stay on tongue with its actions and functions. If it is a canker sore, you can apply an ointment or tincture like zilactin or kancaid that will cauterize the lesion reducing pain and start it to heal. It should resolve in a few days if not see dentist. ...Read more

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There's something on the bottom right half of my tongue and it looks like a canker sore but it hurts a bit more?

There's something on the bottom right half of my tongue and it looks like a canker sore but it hurts a bit more?

Location, location: Depending on multiple factors, including location, canker sores can be anything from mildly annoying to extremely painful. If it does not resolve in 10-14 days, (and this is important) see your Dentist ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have herpes or a canker sore on my tongue?

How can I tell if I have herpes or a canker sore on my tongue?

See MD or DDS: While I can tell you the basic differences between the two and you can Google if for further information as well as photos, ONLY by seeing a trained health care professional, whether it's a physician or a dentist can you be sure. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a huge canker sore on my tongue and it hurts, how can I prevent canker sores?

Canker sores: Are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a canker sore on my tongue frenulum? How would I know if it's something more?

Is it normal to get a canker sore on my tongue frenulum? How would I know if it's something more?

Time: If the problem persists for more than 10 days or gets worse, see your doctor or dentist about it. Canker sores usually resolve in 10 days or less. ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday morning with a white looking canker sore on the tip of my tongue. It burns and looks like its going down the center of my tongue. Help?

Tongue canker sore?: Check with your dentist to make sure exactly what the lesion really is. Canker sores do not normally occur on the tongue.
Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) heal spontaneously in 7-10 days. Avoid hot, spicy and acidic foods. You can get orabase ointment to place on the sore before eating to mitigate the pain. ...Read more

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What should I expect at the oral surgeon for a tongue lesion/canker sore?

What should I expect at the oral surgeon for a tongue lesion/canker sore?

Aphthous Ulcers: Personally, if the aphthous ulcer is causing a great deal of pain, then I laser treat it. I similarly treat hsv (cold sores) at early stages to speed resolution and decrease sensitivity.
Palliative treatment is all that really can be done. If lesion is something other than "canker sore", observation and/or biopsy might be recommended. ...Read more

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How'd I get a canker sore underneath my tongue and how do I get rid of it?

Self heals: Canker sores appear on the movable tissues in your mouth. They self resolve by 2 weeks. You can cover it with zilactin, which you can purchase at a drugstore. It covers and sticks to the canker sore for several hours and promotes healing and reduces the discomfort. ...Read more

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How could I get a canker sore underneath my tongue and how do I get rid of it?

Unlucky: Canker sores occur in some people more than others. There is no known treatment that speeds up healing beyond the normal 10 days. You can get canker sore anywhere in your mouth. They are caused by a combination of microtrauma and a virus. ...Read more

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How can you take my mind off a canker sore on my tongue?

Zilactin B: You can try zilactin b which can be found at a drugstore. This acts as a liquid bandade and will make the area you place it turn white. It always seemd to help my patients with canker sores. It should go away in 10-14 days on its own if it is a canker sore. ...Read more

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What can a dentist do for my canker sore on the end of my tongue?

See your dentist: Firstly, please see your dentist to get an accurate diagnosis. If you have a canker sore, there are perscription mouth rinses that can help you with your symptoms and there are some valuable ideas about how to prevent these lesions that might help you. Please see your dentist. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more